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Tammy Takaishi

Ms Tammy Takaishi offers Cello, Piano, Violin and Adapted Piano Lessons at Muse Mantra.


She is a Board Certified Music Therapist and Neurologic  Music Therapist, with a Masters of Arts in Music Therapy from Montclair State University. During her time at Montclair, she was involved in the Music Therapy Student Organization, and actively taught music lessons in the John J. Cali Preparatory Center for the Arts


Ms. Takaishi also holds a Masters of Education in Music from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she specialized in strings teaching K-12.


Ms. Takaishi is passionate about helping others and enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities. She has over 20 years of experience teaching Cello, Piano and Violin. 

Adapted Music Lessons

The purpose of adapted lessons are to meet the needs of neurodiverse students. Though not required, it is best practice for a Board Certified-Music Therapist, or a person who specializes in working with neurodiverse communities to provide lessons of this caliber.


Adapted lessons—often on piano—range from making student specific accommodations to traditional piano lessons, to more complex modifications. Adapted lessons can also look like a mix of musical games, and music exploration without the standard expectation of learning musical notation; and in some cases, not using the piano at all, or minimally at best.


As with all lessons at Muse Mantra, adapted lessons are tailored to each person’s individual interests, learning styles, needs, and goals. 

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